Health


Accelerated Approval Granted to Mantle Cell Lymphoma Treatment
- November 01, 2017

Calquence is approved under the FDA's accelerated approval pathway, based on overall response rate, which allows for earlier approval of medicines that treat serious conditions and that fill an unmet medical need based on a surrogate endpoint. (more...)
FDA Suggests Dis-Approving A Health Claim. It's Never Happened Before FDA Suggests Dis-Approving A Health Claim. It's Never Happened Before
- November 01, 2017

Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release announcing plans to revoke an existing health claim that soy protein can help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. "Moving forward, we hope that in its upcoming re-evaluation of the available data, FDA will focus on the many studies that show the heart-healthy benefits of a diet that includes soy protein". (more...)
Can A Lipstick Tester Give You Herpes? One Woman Is Suing Sephora Can A Lipstick Tester Give You Herpes? One Woman Is Suing Sephora
- November 01, 2017

The woman, who hasn't been identified, says doctors diagnosed her with the STD. "I truly believe that if you walk by every makeup counter or every makeup store, they do have all the precautions to keep it clean, but there's only so much you can do because people are out there being, not to be rude, but a bit disgusting", said Garcia. (more...)
Alzheimer's Disease is 'Whole Body' Problem
- November 01, 2017

Alzheimer's may be a disease of the brain but now, research has found that it could start anywhere in the body before making its way to the brain. But the protein is also produced in other body tissues - like blood platelets, blood vessels and muscles. (more...)
Metuh: Court, Again Orders DSS to Produce Dasuki in Court Today Metuh: Court, Again Orders DSS to Produce Dasuki in Court Today
- November 01, 2017

While the court was informed of the inability of the bailiff to effect personal service of the subpoena on Jonathan, the DSS or its representative was not in court to explain Dasuki's absence. Ozekhome said the said money will cover travelling expenses for client and his security personnel from his home town, Otuoke in Bayelsa State, to Abuja and also for time that he might spend appearing before the court as President of Nigeria between 2010 to 2015. (more...)
Driver Of NYC Truck Attack From Tampa, 8 Dead Driver Of NYC Truck Attack From Tampa, 8 Dead
- November 01, 2017

The suspect is now in custody. The vehicle continued south striking another vehicle. The official was familiar with the investigation but wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Missouri Highway Patrol troopers issued him a ticket for failing to have proper brakes on his vehicle at a weigh station off I-29. He also crashed into a school bus, but it was unclear if anyone was on the bus. (more...)
See fall 2017 safety grades for 77 MI hospitals
- October 31, 2017

But the largest number of hospitals earned a "C" grade or lower. The Leapfrog Group has released its fall hospital safety grades, and more than a third earned only a middling score on the report. With 46.2 percent of participating hospitals receiving an A, Colorado ranked 10th in the USA and second among states in the Rocky Mountain West, behind only Idaho. (more...)
Move Over Orange! Teal Pumpkin This Halloween Move Over Orange! Teal Pumpkin This Halloween
- October 31, 2017

But some children with food allergies would rather not participate at all. Casandra Whiteside says the Teal Pumpkin Project has helped make Halloween more inclusive for her daughter, who lives with several food allergies. The Food Allergy Research and Education group started in 2012. But with the Teal Pumpkin Project, it ensures no one gets singled out of the Halloween festivities. (more...)
The dangers of eating too much black licorice The dangers of eating too much black licorice
- October 31, 2017

The FDA also pointed out that black licorice can mix badly with certain medications, herbs and dietary supplements, so if you're anxious about the interaction, consult a health-care professional. And several medical journals have linked black licorice to health problems in people over 40, some of whom had a history of heart disease and/or high blood pressure . (more...)
Toddler denied kidney transplant due to father's incarceration rushed to hospital Toddler denied kidney transplant due to father's incarceration rushed to hospital
- October 31, 2017

The child was born without kidneys. AJ is waiting for kidney transplant surgery but his father, who is his flawless match donor, has been denied the opportunity to donate his kidney to expedite the process of transplanting a new kidney. For weeks, CBS46 has been telling you about two-year-old AJ and his need of a kidney. Emory University Hospital Spokesperson Janet Christenbury told the AJC in a statement the hospital is committed to the highest quality of care for its patients. (more...)
How a Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone How a Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone
- October 31, 2017

He ran the probe across his neck and discovered that he might have cancer. The device called Butterfly IQ is a scanner of the size of an electric razor that can display black-and-white imagery of the body, when paired with an iPhone . "Offering a unique blend of affordability, diagnostic versatility, and assistive intelligence, Butterfly has the potential to impact human health more profoundly than any diagnostic device since the stethoscope, invented over 200 years ago". (more...)
Chronic acetaminophen use during pregnancy almost doubles risk of ADHD Chronic acetaminophen use during pregnancy almost doubles risk of ADHD
- October 31, 2017

The same study also found a slightly decreased risk of ADHD in children whose mothers took the drug for seven days or less. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and hundreds of other over-the-counter and prescription drugs. The lead author of the new study said pregnant women who are using the medicine for fever or pain relief "should not refrain from short-term acetaminophen use". (more...)
Health Officials Stress Importance Of Flu Shots
- October 31, 2017

While the flu shots are free, insurance companies will be billed for the vaccine . "This year, flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating flu viruses". The CDC recommends getting vaccinated before the end of October. That includes fever, chills, body aches, coughing, and a runny nose. Colds, the CDC says, generally don't lead to serious complications or hospital stays, but the flu can if left untreated. (more...)
Cole County deputies plan to check sex offenders on Halloween Cole County deputies plan to check sex offenders on Halloween
- October 31, 2017

Sex Offenders are also not allowed to walk with their own children in neighborhoods participating in Trick or Treat. Deputies and detectives will reportedly visit the homes of 21 registered sex offenders with these sanctions on Halloween day. (more...)
Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell soars for incredible put-back slam Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell soars for incredible put-back slam
- October 31, 2017

Of course your favorite highlight is the putback jam, you brute, you philistine. Unfortunately, we didn't get back on defense again with four minutes to go in a close winnable game. Lakers coach Luke Walton wasn't happy with his starting five's defensive effort during the third quarter, so he did something drastic and pulled his starters. (more...)
Astronomers Detect Sunscreen Snow Falling On A Hot Exoplanet Astronomers Detect Sunscreen Snow Falling On A Hot Exoplanet
- October 31, 2017

Observations of the planet show it to be ferociously hot - nearly 3,000 degrees Celsius on its dayside - but incredibly the planet experiences frequent flurries of "snow" made from titanium oxide, commonly used in sunscreen which would give any visitors some respite. (more...)
Full Profile of Newly appointed SGF, Boss Mustapha Full Profile of Newly appointed SGF, Boss Mustapha
- October 31, 2017

Subsequently, Buhari suspended both men and formed a panel Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo, the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd), and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to investigate them. (more...)
Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight diverted to Ahmedabad over 'hijack threat' Delhi-bound Jet Airways flight diverted to Ahmedabad over 'hijack threat'
- October 30, 2017

A crew member found a printed note in Urdu and English threatening to blow up the plane mid-air unless it was diverted to PoK. "The airline regretted the inconvenience caused to its guests and is making efforts to bring them to Delhi at the earliest", Jet Airways spokesperson said. (more...)
Wentz tosses 2 touchdowns, Eagles beat 49ers 33-10 Wentz tosses 2 touchdowns, Eagles beat 49ers 33-10
- October 29, 2017

The Eagles then squashed the glimmer with a 51-yard touchdown pass from Wentz to Alshon Jeffrey. Wentz and tight end Ertz connected for the game's first touchdown on a one-yard score. However, who could have guessed just how battered the 49ers would be at the final whistle? Solomon Thomas Defensive lineman Solomon Thomas, who was one of two first-round picks by the 49ers in April, suffered a knee injury during the second half. (more...)
What Steve Addazio said after Boston College's big win over Florida State What Steve Addazio said after Boston College's big win over Florida State
- October 29, 2017

Lined up, kicked our tails and outplayed us, outcoached us, and did everything. To preserve the nation's longest bowl streak, Florida State will need to win its final four games. "But I think it is a positive feeling and that's a good thing". "Those two critical turnovers were very big", Fisher said. It's a shame we won't get to see Landry out there. (more...)

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